MANUFACTURED IN AUSTRALIA
In 2016, Nick and Josh Hacko made the decision to begin the process of building an in-house manufacturing facility for their watches. In 2020 NHW has the capability to make up to 85 per cent of their watches in house.
Our Citizen R04 CNC lathe was the first machine we purchased in 2016. We use this machine to manufacutre the very small cylindrical components, such as the screws, pins, stems and pinion blanks that go in our watch. The maximum turning diameter is 4mm, meaning all the parts are smaller, in diameter, than 4mm! We specialise in cutting various materials, such as brass, tool steel and titanium.
Our Kern Pyramid Nano, 5 axis Ultra precision milling machine is the core of our manufacture. We use this machine to manufacture all the flat, large components, such as mainplates, bridges, dials, as well as large variety of smaller parts, such as gears, springs, and small plates.
Gear hobbing is the manufacturing method in which the gear teeth are generatively cut onto gear blanks. This method of manufacture is extremely accurate, and very stable. We are very proud to use our Affolter AF90 CNC gear hobbing machine to produce our in-house gears. Only a select few manufacturing facilities employ this process, manufacturing your own gear train is a mark of true independence.
Our Makino U32J wire EDM machine is our newest CNC machine. Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is a form or erosion based machining widely used in the Tool and Die and Medical sectors. We use this machine to cut prototype parts for our watches, as well as to cut extremely fine parts such as springs and gears. This type machining is quite new to the watch industry, as it trades low machining force and accuracy for long cutting times. We also use this machine to service our in-house tooling for our watchmakers and manufacturing facility.
Manufactured in Australia
Our Sydney workshop is something we are really proud of, as it represents a massive step forward to independence. Being able to manufacture our own parts, and ultimately entire watches, means that we can produce a quality product that we are 100% confident to back.